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Oriel threatens library closure

first_imgOriel have threatened to restrict the College library opening hours in response to the surge of vandalism incidents that have taken place this week.The damage includes several broken chairs and a “flagrant disregard for library regulations”. Charles B. Watson of the Oriel Classics Departmemt wrote a letter to all JCR members, condemning the vandalism and the consumption of food and drink in the library, which is strictly forbidden under library regulations. He has Urged anyone with information about the broken chairs to come forward. He warned that, “If those responsible for the broken furniture do not come forward or if library regulations continue to be ignored, the Governing Body will take drastic action at its next meeting, Wednesday of 4th Week. The current proposal is to close the library from 10pm-7am.”James Pickering, a third year, PPEist, said, “I think its fair for the College to act in this way. People have been taking trashy food into the library and stinking out the place. “It just seems absurd for people to transgress the rules in this way and as far as I’m concerned there is no need for it. Of course it is a massive hindrance. I do know people who work in the late hours of the evening and will find it very difficult if the library is closed over night. But I can’t see any other way of getting people to stick to the rules, which I think are completely reasonable”Nick Gallagher, a third year Classics and English student, said “Oriel’s library is open for 24 hours a day, this is obviously a tremendous resource. “I would certainly find it an inconvenience if the library was closed overnight and my work would suffer as a result.”last_img read more

Live on the edge of a volcano without the kaboom

first_img Big wins forecast for Queensland It has views of the surrounding mountain ranges, hardwood timber floors, a farm-style kitchen, a huge cosy fireplace, a dedicated cinema room and a wraparound veranda. This Charlwood property sits on a crater rimThe three bedroom house, built in 2004, sits on an 18.44 hectare block and is a nod to the areas rich geological history, with the kitchen bench designed with rocks Africa, India and South America to tell “the story of Gondwana”.“There is no other kitchen bench like it,” the listing says. Holy Stromboli! Thankfully there are not any active volcanoes left in Australia quite like Italy’s Stromboli volcano, which erupted on July 3. (Photo by Giovanni ISOLINO / AFP)Some people want river or beach views, while others dream of city lights but these views will blow your mind.But relax. While these properties may be nestled beside a volcano, they are unlikely to go Dantes Peak on you anytime soon, or ever. MORE: Buy your slice of Australia’s celebrity playground The house in the foothills of Mount FoxThe Department of Environment and Science website says that Mount Fox is located within the Girringun National Park, has a large crater and features large volcanic boulders known as fusiform bombs.Some websites say it is an extinct volcano, but others have labelled it “Australia’s youngest dormant volcano” or an “isolated, well-preserved, dormant volcano”.But its last known eruption was during the Pleistocene period, or some 1.5 million years ago – so a very, very, very long time ago – according to the Global Volcanism Program.So what does that mean today? A spot to watch Dante’s Peak, perhaps???It also has a large spring fed dam, sheds, established garden beds, 40 acres ready for livestock and it is fully fenced. This property sits in the foothills of Mount EdwardFor sale by the owner, the Mount Edward property is listed for between $1.2 million and $1.32 million.It is situated in the Scenic Rim, with the nearby national park located within what was once the “belly of a volcano”.The Main Range shield volcano erupted some 24 million years ago.The house itself has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, and was built in the classic Queensland style, according to the listing. How’s the serenity?It is listed for $310,000.At Beechmont, a 22.34 hectare home or farm stay at Mystery Mountain is on the market for $2.595 million. Wow!More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNestled on the northern edge of 2000 acres of dry sub-tropical rainforest conservation park, it is part of the Wollumbin-Mount Warning caldera, and has been used as a farmstay over the past 20 years.Mount Warning was the central plug of the Tweed shield volcano, also known as the Tweed Caldera. Now extinct, it was one of the world’s largest calderas, and last erupted some 23 million uears ago.What remains is a pristine and geologically beautiful landscape, with the farmstay enjoying mountain, coastal and city views. Actor Pierce Brosnan (c) with Linda Hamilton (r) Jeremy Foley (l) and Jamie Renee Smith in scene from volcano film “Dante’s Peak”. SUPPLIEDFirst up is a four hectare property at 3074 Mount Fox Road at Mount Fox, which has A lowset block house in the hills. Mount Fox is situated 75km southwest of Ingham, and features “an ancient volcano rising above surrounding eucalypt woodlands”, according to the listing.center_img How’s that view?The house has nine bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, multi-use rooms and a large, fully-equipped kitchen.Outside there is three fenced paddocks, horse and round yards, animal shelters, work sheds, bore water, established fruit, avocado and coffee trees and a state-of-the-art fire protection system. Forget the usual homework. This bench could give a geology lesson!All of its power is generated off-grid, including electricity for an electric buggy for silent wildlife drives and the sewage unit.There is also four large water tanks and an eight megalitre allocation from Moogerah Dam, with two pumps to facilitate the watering of the bamboo plantation. There is some incredible views from the verandaThe Crater Lakes region in North Queensland is also worth a look, with numerous properties available. It means you can have a warm cuppa without really worrying about lavaIt means this property, marketed as “Mount Fox Serenity”, sits on some seriously peaceful and productive land.The house has been built with self sufficiency in mind, and includes block external and internal walls, verandas on two sides, a central kitchen with electric stove, slate floors and a wood fireplace.It is also serviced by bore and tank water, and has sheds and an array of fruit trees. The property is also completely fenced and is mostly cleared. Volcano views without the kaboom!In Charlwood, which is near Boonah and also in the Scenic Rim, this house sits on the rim of the old crater lake and faces north to Flinders Peak, east to Mount French and south to Mount Edwards.The west is protected by the crater’s rim. Live like a millionaire for $20k a day in the Whitsundays Live on the edge of a volcano in Crossley, regional Victoria Also on the market is a 17.81 hectare property with a “country mansion” just over 100km from Brisbane.last_img read more

Rams extend coach Sean McVay, GM Les Snead through 2023 season

first_imgThe Rams have agreed to extensions with coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead through the 2023 season, the team announced Friday.The move will keep together a tandem that is credited with not only helping turn the Rams into an offensive powerhouse that became NFC champions last season but also is regarded one of the top coach/GM pairs in the league. Philip Rivers ‘loves’ Melvin Gordon, but Chargers seem content with ‘deep’ running back group “Sean and Les have been a dynamic team and have been integral in developing a culture that has allowed our players and entire organization to thrive,” owner Stan Kroenke said (via NFL Network).Snead, 48, joined the Rams organization as GM when the team still was in St. Louis. It was there that he selected future All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald in the 2014 NFL Draft, but it wasn’t until two years later — after the team moved back to LA — that he made a career- and franchise-defining move when he traded up in the 2016 draft to select quarterback Jared Goff with the first overall pick.That move came on the heels of his taking running back Todd Gurley in 2015.That 1-2 punch, however, didn’t come to fruition until Snead and the Rams hired McVay, the Redskins offensive coordinator who at just shy of his 31st birthday at the time became the youngest head coach since the start of the NFL’s modern era.All McVay has done in his two seasons at the helm is lead the Rams to a 24-8 mark, consecutive NFC West titles and a spot in the Super Bowl last February. WOOOO! Les get to work!McVay + Snead are extended through 2023! 🙌— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) July 26, 2019″I’m very thankful to be a Ram for many years to come, working with great ownership, people, coaches, and players,” McVay told NFL.com. “It’s exciting to get camp going and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves up and get to work.”No terms were announced, but NFL Media described the extensions as “lucrative.” Related Newscenter_img Ezekiel Elliott contract: Cowboys star seeking record deal, report says In the process, the Rams last season ranked in the top five in the major offensive categories.A loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl leaves some work undone, and Friday’s announcement assures that McVay and Snead will be running the team when it is scheduled to move into its lavish new stadium in 2020.last_img read more